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VIDEO and PHOTOS: Children race gates at annual Winter Carnival Soda Pop Slalom

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Soda Pop Slalom drew hundreds of ski racers ages 11 and younger to Steamboat Resort on Friday to test their skills between the gates.

Video by Christina Grant

Samara Lambert had her game face on as she waited for her turn in the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. The annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival event drew hundreds of ski racers ages 11 and younger. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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It was a cold day at the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday as 7-year-old racer Harper West had a little fun with her half-frozen drink after the race was over. There were no gold medals in Friday’s event, but every racer was treated to a goodie bag at the finish line. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Seven-year-old Blake Barclay visits with friends while waiting for her turn in the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Starter Bill Schaff gives a few last-minute tips to 5-year-old racer Bella Hoyt at the starting line of the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Seven-year-old Charlotte Fleming talks with her dad prior to her run in the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Winter Carnival Princess Valentine Broggi waits a the top of the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Johnny St. John keeps things organized and moving at the top of the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday. St. John has been volunteering to help run the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition for years. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Wild hair and good times are just part of the day for Craig Keefe, who has been directing traffic a the start of the Soda Pop Slalom for years. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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Winter Carnival Princess Shain Ricketts steps into the starting gates of the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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A family heads toward the starting line of the Soda Pop Slalom on Friday morning at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by John F. Russell)
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